Confronting a Childhood Abuser
Three months ago, a recording of Sterling Van Wagenen, a founder of the Sundance Film Festival, appeared on an obscure website for whistle-blowers in the Mormon Church. The “Daily” producer Annie Brown spoke with our colleague about the story that recording told. Guest: Elizabeth Harris, a culture reporter for The New York Times, talked to Sean Escobar, who made the recording of Mr. Van Wagenen.
For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. This episode contains descriptions of abuse.
- Read about how Mr. Escobar’s actions led to the arrest of Mr. Van Wagenen.
- Mr. Van Wagenen is expected to go to prison for at least six years after pleading guilty to child sexual abuse.